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The Official Blog of American Forests


Excerpt: Urban Forests by Jill Jonnes

  • Urban Forest

October 26th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Want to learn more about the important relationship between trees, our cities and those of us who live in cities? Read an excerpt from the new book "Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape" by Jill Jonnes.Read More

Explore 6 of the World’s Most Haunted Forests

  • Black Forest

October 25th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

With Halloween fast approaching and spooky legends and haunted myths filling the airways, we can't leave out forests! Take a look at this list of six of the forests around the world that are considered to be some of the most haunted and menacing spots.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of October 17, 2016

  • Gopher Tortoise.

October 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, get to know the new poster species of forest conservation, understand some of the challenges the forests of Haiti have faced, learn how birds can get drunk from trees and how climate change is resulting in increased tree deaths and the impact that has on people.Read More

Best Fall Foliage Views in the U.S.: West

October 20th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

As we round out our fall foliage journey across the U.S., we head out West — known for its mountainous wilderness and gorgeous autumnal colors. This guide will help you identify and explore some of the best spots for fall foliage viewing in the region, as well as activities to do and can't-miss spots to see!Read More

Collect and Contribute to Our National Parks

  • 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Gold Coin

October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

As 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, learn how you can collect commemorative coins to both mark the special occasion but also help to contribute to the protection of these beloved landscapes.Read More
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